Posts Tagged ‘call’

Texas pool party cop had dealt with two suicide calls before 911 call

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Officer Eric Casebolt quit the McKinney, TX, police after video of him apparently over-reacting at a pool party prompted a storm of protest. His lawyer said he had been emotional at the time.

The police officer who quit his job after drawing his gun on a group of teenagers and slamming a bikini-clad 15-year-old to the ground let ’emotions’ get the better of him, his lawyer said today.

Officer Eric Casebolt quit the McKinney City police last night amid protests over his actions, described as ‘indefensible’ by his boss, which was captured on video.

But today his lawyer revealed that he was dispatched to the pool party after consoling the widow of an African-American man who had committed suicide by shooting himself in front of children at a swimming pool, and helping to talk a teenage girl out of taking her life.

She said he had not intended to respond to the call when it came through initially as it was simply about ‘trespass’, ‘given what he had just been through’.

But when he heard a report of violence, he decided to go – despite the toll of dealing with two emotionally-draining calls in the course of just over an hour.

Source: Texas pool party cop had dealt with two suicide calls before 911 call

Check Out Fat Matt’s Rib Shack In Atlanta This Memorial Day

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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On Piedmont Road, there’s a barbecue joint that’s an Atlanta institution. Fat Matt’s Rib Shack is one of those must-visit places in the city, like The Coke Museum or the Varsity. In his visit to Atlanta in The Layover, Anthony Bourdain started his trip here, and acknowledged that to “food nerds and BBQ snobs” what Fat Matt’s serves isn’t what they’d call real BBQ. The chef, now working on ABC’s The Taste, said of Fat Matt’s, it’s like being “married to a Harvard graduate supermodel, but every once in a while you just want a really nasty girl in cheap heels with a trashy Queens accent who chews gum — I’m saying you want that, not me.”

Fat Matt’s serves up all the things you want in great Q without the embellishments and gimmicks that other places use to draw customers. No, Fat Matt’s does it by serving damn good food.

4 found dead after arson at $4.5M mansion near vice president’s residence

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Local police are investigating a deadly fire in one of Washington’s poshest neighborhoods on Thursday that killed four people near the vice president’s residence and Embassy Row.

he three-story, $4.5 million-dollar house was allegedly set ablaze, killing a couple — Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his wife Amy Savopoulos, 47; their son, Philip, 10; and one of the family’s housekeepers, Veralicia Figueroa, 47, according to police.

Three of the four victims were found to have suffered from blunt force trauma, causing authorities to rule the fire arson and police are investigating what they call a quadruple homicide.

The victims were found inside a Woodland Drive home after fire crews arrived to put out a house fire there about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Source: 4 found dead after arson at $4.5M mansion near vice president’s residence

Republicans To Let NSA Keep Spying On Your Calls

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Republicans recently introduced a bill in the Senate that will extend the NSA’s ability to collect and store phone call data through December 2020. As it stands today, the law (part of the Patriot Act) is slated to expire June 1. The Obama administration has asked for changes to the program, such as having telephone companies, rather than the NSA, store phone call data. The Obama administration also wants the program scaled back — especially after the negative blowback following the program’s revelation by Edward Snowden. Senate Republicans have, however, fast-tracked the bill by skipping committee deliberations and sending it straight to the Senate floor. Civil liberties groups such as the ACLU condemn the practice as an invasion of privacy and want the bill to expire as scheduled. It’s unclear how member of the Senate and House of Representatives will vote on the bill.

BEYONCE LATEST VICTIM OF PHOTO LEAKS

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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(CNN) — Beyonce’s army of fans call themselves the BeyHive, and at any perceived insult to Queen Bey, they swarm.

Photos posted on the fan site The Beyonce World led fans Wednesday to sting the website for representing her in a less than “flawless” light.

The pics appear to show unretouched, close-ups of the singer’s face complete with the blemishes of a mortal human.

Web sleuths have put two and two together to speculate that the images were taken for a 2013 makeup ad campaign. Beyonce is a spokesmodel for L’Oreal.

After outcry from fans, The Beyonce World pulled the photos and posted a statement:

“Due to the disdain of the BeyHive, we have removed the photos. We don’t want to cause any drama, nor do we wish to start fan wars. Some of the things we have seen posted were just horrible, and we don’t want any parts of it. We were just posting the photos to share the fact that our queen is naturally beautiful, at the same time she is just a regular woman.”

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Source CNN

Bobbi Kristina, Daughter Of Whitney Houston, Found Unresponsive In Tub

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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On Saturday morning, Roswell police responded to a 911 call for Bobbi Kristina Brown.

The 21-year-old was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in a Roswell subdivision at about 10:30 a.m.

Police say her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend found her and started CPR.

When officers got on the scene, they started life-saving measures until EMS arrived.

She was taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell.

Police are on the scene investigating.

Brown is the daughter of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston.

Houston passed away nearly three years ago. The Grammy Award winning singer was found unresponsive in a bathtub on the eve of the Grammys in February of 2012.

In Nov. 2012, Brown was cited in a single-car accident.

FLORIDA MEN CRASH INTO STORE TO STEAL ATM MACHINE

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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A Tampa man is under arrest after police say he and an accomplice crashed a stolen SUV through the front of a convenience store, and stole the ATM inside.

It happened December 4 at the Shubh Mini Market at 3209 Orient Road in Tampa.

Surveillance video shows a Jeep Cherokee in reverse crashing through the glass front of the store.

Next, detectives say 37-year-old Dwayne Chambers and another man came into the store.

For several minutes you see Chambers trying to drag the ATM through the debris. He tries to get it into the the back of the SUV — but can’t open it because of the damage to the door from the crash.

Chambers and the accomplice eventually get the ATM into the back seat, and drive off.

The other person has not been found. Detectives say he is a white male between 22 and 29 years old.

Detectives tracked the SUV back to Chambers’ address in Tampa. They say the ATM was still inside, and the vehicle had been stolen December 1.

Chambers is charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief.

Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text “CSTB plus your tip” to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

North Korea Connected To Sony Attack As Company Cancels Dec. 25 Release Of ‘The Interview’

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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The FBI has connected North Korea to the Sony Pictures cyberattack, a federal law enforcement source told Fox News Wednesday, hours after the company announced it had scrapped the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after a number of major movie chains said they would not show the film.

The administration reportedly will call out North Korea on its role on Thursday.

However, the source also told Fox the hacking attack did not necessarily come from inside the borders of North Korea.

Until Wednesday, the Obama administration had been saying it was not immediately clear who might have been responsible for the computer break-in. North Korea has publicly denied it was involved.

In canceling he Christmas day release, Sony released a statement saying, “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”

(Kim Jong Un death scene the Sony hackers didn’t want you to see)

Check Pebble Smart Watch For Apple and Android Devices

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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The Pebble stands out by not standing out — almost every other smart watch is a bulky, chunky affair, but chances are most people won’t even realize you’re wearing the Pebble until you tell them. It’s slim and sleek, and when the backlight is off the screen blends in seamlessly with the borders of my black review unit. On the right side you’ll find up / down and select buttons, while the left side has a back button and a set of contacts for the Pebble’s magnetic power connector, which aligns and latches on like Apple’s familiar MagSafe system. It’s a clever way to keep the Pebble waterproof without resorting to clunky port covers or flaps.

As for the screen itself, I would call it just okay: Pebble calls it “e-paper,” but it’s really a 114 x 168 “transflective” LCD that’s designed for watches. It’s functional, but ultimately it’s a low-resolution black and white LCD, and low-resolution black and white LCDs are not renowned for their beauty. It’s also covered by a curved plastic lens that can reflect light in weird ways — it’s not a huge problem at all, but you’ll notice it from time to time.

Seattle Officer Who Broke Woman’s Eye Socket Will Not Face Charges

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

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Criminal charges will not be filed against a Seattle police officer who punched a handcuffed woman in the face last summer. The officer’s punch broke the woman’s eye socket.

The King County Prosecutor’s Offices said Friday the evidence showed the officer acted professionally and with restraint until he was kicked in the head.

It all started when Officer Adley Shepherd responded to a domestic violence call last June.

When he tried to put a woman in handcuffs into his car, she kicked him — and he responded with a punch.

The officer’s lawyer said his actions were justified.

“I believe it was necessary,” said attorney Eric Makus. “And I believe he did what a police officer should do when their personal safety is put in jeopardy by a drunken suspect.”

“Certainly officer Shepherd was civil until he was kicked in the jaw,” Makus said.

Officers ended up arresting the woman, Miyekko Durden-Bosley, who ended up with multiple fractures on the right side of her face, according to a police report.

That same week last June, Seattle mayor Ed Murray voiced concern about what happened.

“I have to be disturbed,” Murray said. “I’ll go out on a ledge here and hopefully not get myself in trouble with unions or whatever. But, if someone is in handcuffs, if someone in handcuffs and seated in a car, that person should not be punched.”

Officer Shepherd, a 9-year veteran of the force, has been on administrative leave for the past six months during the investigation.

The King County Prosecutor announced the officer could have used other methods to subdue the woman, but they were not able to prove his actions were criminal.

“This isn’t Ferguson, this isn’t Staten Island, this is actually a fairly routine domestic violence arrest where the person being arrested resisted, fought back, kicked the officer in the face and he responded immediately with a single punch. That does not rise to the level of a criminal felony assault. That’s all that we are saying today,” said King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg.

The Seattle Police Guild said they were pleased with the prosecutor’s decision saying Shepherd used “reasonable and necessary force on the suspect to stop the assault.”

“I would ask the public to look at police officers as human beings that work hard and want to go home at the end of the night, and not as robocops that should be threatened and provoked and spit at and kicked at and hit at,” Makus said.